Compare and Contrast Brady and Brott

Compare and Contrast Brady and Brott - Brian Ham Ms T.L...

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Brian Ham Ms. T.L. Ware English 1302 5 March 2008 One Big Happy Family Is there a difference between a wife and a mother or a husband and a father? In Judy Brady’s “I Want a Wife” she demonstrates how society has placed a wife in a stereotypical motherly role without question. In Armin Brott’s “Not All Men Are Sly Foxes” he shows how children’s books are teaching children the stereotypical father role. Neither are very happy about the stereotypes, however, I feel like Brott does a better job backing up his discontent. Starting off with Brady’s essay, originally published in Ms. Magazine , was intended for light reading by women (Brady 977). To keep her audience entertained, she uses a lot of sarcasm and humor throughout her essay. She describes ridiculous scenarios in which a wife would appear almost as a slave rather than a caring wife and mother. For example, she says, “When I meet people at school that I like and want to entertain, I want a
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  • Summer '09
  • English, Judy Brady, Brott, Armin Brott

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